Equine Trail Construction Updates

West Bragg Creek Construction on the popular West Bragg Creek has been taking place for several years in order to update the trails for equine use. The brand new equestrian parking lot at West Bragg Creek has hitching posts installed along the perimeter trail and has been paved. The north parking lot is about to […]


Weekly Accident Indemnity

As a member in good standing of the AEF, membership includes two automatic insurance coverages; $5,000,000 personal liability insurance; and $30,000 Accidental Death & Dismemberment insurance. Beyond these two great included policies, members can access optional products to customize their insurance coverages. In this article, I’d like to focus on a product we developed and […]


Alberta Environment and Parks 2016-17 Annual Report

The Alberta Environment and Parks 2016-17 Annual Report was released to the public on June 29, 2017. The report outlines the ministry’s major initiatives, accomplishments, and financial statements for the 2016-17 fiscal year. The report contains highlights of ongoing work that supports stewardship of our air, land, water, biodiversity and natural resources. Much of this […]


NCCP Transfer of Qualifications (Old NCCP to New NCCP) – Instructors and Coaches

The time has come for all Equine Canada NCCP certified Level 1, 2 or 3 coaches to transfer their qualifications to the new competency based NCCP! The National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) has evolved and gone through many changes, most notably the transition away from delivering the technical, theoretical and practical components of the Level […]


Funding connects students to agribusiness

New funding for Alberta’s Green Certificate Program (GCP) is providing more opportunities for students to explore potential careers in agribusiness. Education will partner with Agriculture and Forestry and invest up to $400,000 annually to cover the course fees for students enrolled in a range of GCP offerings, including: beekeeper production technician cow-calf beef production technician […]


Alberta’s Tick Surveillance Program

Albertans can submit ticks to the province for testing. When you’re spending time outside this summer, don’t forget to keep an eye out for ticks. The Alberta tick surveillance program takes ticks that people find on themselves and their pets or farm animals and tests them to see if they carry the bacteria that causes […]


Congratulations to Alberta’s Newly Certified Instructors/Coaches – Spring 2017

Equestrian Canada’s (EC) instructor/coaching program was developed in partnership with the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP), the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) and Sport Canada. Equestrian Canada is one of 67+ sports participating in the NCCP, which represents coaching excellence in Canada. The EC instructor/coaching program is the only Canadian equestrian instructor/coach certifying program also recognized internationally […]


Did You Know…

There are many optional insurance coverages that are available as an add-on to your basic AEF Membership.   While the basic AEF Membership does include $5,000,000 personal liability coverage and $30,000 AD&D coverage, there may be other situations that arise where an optional insurance may have provided you with the coverage you needed in the event […]